Having excitingly been nominated for the Muddy Stilettos Awards for the ‘Best Family Attraction’ I couldn’t resist a return visit to Kew Little Pigs with my children effervescent to check out the latest adorable litter of micro pigs!
A small family business based in Amersham, Kew Little Pigs was founded in 2010 offering visits and courses to the public in order to widen the knowledge and understanding of these majestic micro pigs – a phenomenon which has taken the world of cute and quirky pets by storm in recent years.
Since opening their gates, Kew Little Pigs have proudly featured their finest show pigs in films, on social media, television, charity campaigns, corporate events, private parties and even weddings; you may also recognise their farm-stars from the greetings site Moonpig and the Save The Children Christmas jumper campaign to name but a few.
Piggy petting experiences allow adults and children alike the chance to get up close and personal to pigs of all shapes and sizes in their delightfully natural environment. Having spent many a sunny afternoon having picnics in the park, tree climbing in the woods and walking through the countryside to both educate and exercise the children, it was a wonderful surprise to discover a micro pig farm so close to home and something charmingly different.
When we first met the pigs at the end of last year the previous piglets had already found their forever homes, but we had a wonderful time meeting the rest of the family and learning about their natural habitat, feeding habits, surprising skills and of course giving them all lots of tickles and cuddles. Being the UK’s largest breeders with over eight years of experience there wasn’t a question left unanswered or a serious face in sight as everyone around us cooed and cuddled up to the blissfully content piggies as they basked in the sun, nibbled on hay and enjoyed a good brush.
Excitingly there is now a fresh litter of four week old piglets on the farm who will shortly be going to their forever homes when they reach eight weeks of age – so if you want a dose of cuteness overload then you’d best get your skates on!
Entry is via pre-booked tickets only and they sell out pretty fast, so if you’re not lucky enough to catch the new litter this time around then fear not, for there are two pigs currently residing in the breeding pen in the hope of welcoming another litter in September.
The children and I found Kew Little Pigs to be a truly captivating, back-to-nature, hands-on experience that has helped us as a family to reconnect with nature and one another. We all spend far too much time rushing around, staring into computer screens and having virtual conversations through our phones; when sometimes you just need to step away from technology, stick on your wellies and go lay in the hay on a sunny afternoon stroking chubby little piglets to sleep!